The market keeps moving at its typical breakneck Spring pace, with new homes hitting the market every week. Cindy had her hands especially full, helping clients this week, but still managed to squeeze in a few peeks at new listing that hit in and around the Lower Merion School District. Here are some of her notes:
Cindy's tour last week started with this 3646 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath split- level, listed for $598K. It's in Bala's College Park neighborhood, not far from Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle School. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. Other updates include a new roof, many new windows and doors, and two renovated bathrooms with heated floors. See more at 21 W Dartmouth Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Merion Park is the Merion Station neighborhood wrapped around the General Wayne Park. That's where Cindy toured this 2140 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $629,500. The park is just a block away, but the outside space on the property is nice as well, with a back patio and a pretty, well-landscaped back yard. The updated eat-in kitchen has white cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances, including a double-oven. There's a walk-up attic for storage and a partially finished basement. See the rest at: 536 Prescott Rd, Merion Station.
In Penn Valley, this split level home was renovated into a transformed 5108 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath. It was listed at $1.495M, and has already gone under agreement. The modern white and grey kitchen has a big center island with a sink and dishwasher, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances, including a wine fridge. Three of the bedrooms have walk-in closets and gorgeous new en-suite baths. See all this and everything else you missed at: 420 Fawn Hill Ln, Penn Valley.
The next Penn Valley home Cindy toured was this 3482 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $775K. It sits on almost half an acre in the neighborhood between Welsh Valley Middle School and Rolling Hill Park. The updated kitchen has wood floors, white cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counters. An extra bed and bath on the finished, walk-out lower level gives new owners the flexibility for a variety of semi-private living situations, for guests, in-laws, or au pair. See for yourself at: 1315 Bobarn Dr, Penn Valley.
In Wynnewood's Indian Creek neighborhood, Cindy toured this 2602 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath contemporary style home, listed for $750K. The eat-in kitchen has granite and stainless, with a dual-sink center island, and plenty of storage. The adjacent breakfast area has high ceilings with skylights. Laundry is on the main floor, but there is a full finished basement. The master suite has a large, custom walk-in closet. See the whole photo gallery and more details at 526 Foxglove Ln, Wynnewood.
Next up, in Bryn Mawr, was this 5586 Sq ft. 5 bed/4.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.595M. At just seven years old, this house is just a pup by Main Line standards, and everything inside still looks modern and new. The kitchen is big and gorgeous, with all the features you'd want and expect at this price point. The master has a sitting room, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious ensuite bath. If the house doesn't feel quite big enough yet, consider the possibilities in the 2400 usable sq ft in the unfinished walkout basement that has been plumbed for a bathroom. Check it out at: 799 Woodlea Rd, Bryn Mawr.
In a Villanova neighborhood, not far from Harriton High School, Cindy toured this 2254 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath center hall brick colonial, that was listed for $610K and has since gone under contract. The .69 acre property has a big landscaped backyard with a paver patio. The master has his and her closets, and a recently remodeled master bath with deluxe stall shower and granite vanity. You may have missed out on this one, but you can see the rest at: 2223 N. Stoneridge Ln, Villanova.
This last home, also in Villanova, is a 4764 sq ft, 3 bed/4.1 bath, expanded split-level. Listed for $750K, the home sits on a .62 acre lot that borders a 4+acre wooded property. The lower level, with its own entrance, full sized bath (new 2015) and laundry room, has possibilities for an office or bedroom suite for an au pair, in-laws or guests. It also has a driveway and detached two-car garage. See more at: 1541 Willowbrook Ln, Villanova.
Looking to stay on top of the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District? Every week Cindy Ridgway tours new listings and reports back with her notes on what's out there. If you have any questions about any of these homes, or you need expert help buying or selling in this area, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy's tour started in Bala's Belmont Hills neighborhood, with this 1992 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath colonial, listed for $399K. Buyers who need a first floor bedroom will like that there is a full bath on the first floor with a room that could function as a fourth bedroom, den or office. The home also has a driveway and an unfinished basement. See more at: 27 S. Washington Ave, Bala Cynwyd.
Just a block away from the train station, in Merion Station, was this 1749 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $374,800. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. A finished basement provides that great extra space for a kids playroom. There's a fenced-in yard and a patio out back. It's already under contract, but you can see the rest of the details and photos at: 168 Idris Rd, Merion Station.
Narberth Borough listings usually draw a crowd, and this one is right up the street from the center of town. It's a 2254 sq ft, 4 bed 2.1 bath colonial, listed for $525K. Like many Narberth homes, it has a nice covered front porch, but unlike many, it also has a driveway and garage! The backyard isn't huge, but it's cute, and has a nice flagstone patio. Much of the interior has been updated, including the white modern kitchen, the electric and the new paint. See the rest at: 403 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth.
Brynwood Manor is a tiny little private neighborhood in Narberth Borough, on the northern border. This 1165 sq ft, 2 bed/1.1 bath brick cottage was listed for $399K, but already went under contract. Upgrades include refinished floors, new roof and siding, update electric, and an updated kitchen, with stainless appliances. The property has a garage and driveway, and an unfinished basement, with laundry and storage. See for yourself at: 12 Brynwood Mnr, Narberth.
Looking for something a little larger? Next Cindy toured this 5998 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.275M. It sits on 1.4 acre lot in the woods of Penn Valley, down by the river. The back yard is impressive, with a flagstone terrace nice landscaping, and a water garden with waterfall, and a pool. The big, eat-in kitchen has high-end appliances, skylights, and sliding doors to a flagstone patio. The master suite is large and loaded with features. A finished basement adds additional recreation space. Check it out at: 444 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, Cindy toured this 3266 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial. It was listed for $649,900, and quickly went under contract. The house has hardwood floors throughout, high-velocity AC, and a brand new, white and grey, modern kitchen. The lower level has laundry, storage and access to the attached garage. See more at: 12 Meredith Rd, Wynnewood.
In Bryn Mawr, not far from Bryn Mawr College and Harriton High School, Cindy saw this newly listed 4000 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.33M. The home has classic features, like arched doorways, deep windowsills, and built-in cabinetry and shelving. The modern, eat-in kitchen has a center island and a breakfast area with high ceilings and exposed beams. Want a sitting room or a fireplace in your master suite? This home has both! See for yourself at: 603 Woodleave Rd, Bryn Mawr.
This next Bryn Mawr home looks like a castle, is as big as one, and the amenities will make you feel like a king or queen. It's a 9238 sq ft, 5 bed/5.3 bath Tudor-style estate home, listed for $2.395M. This mansion, that the owners call, "Castlebridge", sits on an acre+ lot halfway between Harriton High School and the Philadelphia Country Club. The home has grand finishes everywhere you look, and includes a pool, home theater, stunning kitchen, hidden wine room, and too many other features to mention. You need to see this one to believe it, so browse the gallery at: 1079 Baron Dr, Bryn Mawr.
In Bryn Mawr's Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this 1787 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial. The asking price was $448K, and the home is already under agreement. It's a nice house, with an updated kitchen, and updated bath, and some freshly painted rooms. The full bath in the lower level gives it some real possibilities to use not only as entertaining space, but as a guest or au pair suite. See more at: 213 Landover Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Still in Bryn Mawr, in that same Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this renovated 1770 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath stone colonial. This one was listed for $520K, and is also under contract. The updated kitchen is white and modern, with polished marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Beyond the kitchen is a wonderful family room with tons of light from the skylights, windows and sliding doors to the patio. See the rest at: 173 Clemson Rd, Bryn Mawr.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.